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Valdez Eager To Face Miguel Berchelt Next, Confident of Victory

Oscar Valdez is still very much motivated to fulfill his dream of facing the World Boxing Council [WBC] super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt.

Valdez was in action back on July 21, when he knocked out Jayson Vélez in the tenth round.

Now he sits back and waits for Top Rank to provide him with a finalized date for the clash with Berchelt.

"People are hungry to see a good fight like the one we can offer, because they know that when two Mexicans get in the ring they will give their best effort to try to win and offer a great show. People want to see fights like those that were offered in the past by Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera, who went in the ring and left their souls. I think that if this [next fight] is against Berchelt, it could be that type of fight," Valdez told ESPN Deportes.


Asked if he feels ready to face a similar challenge to keep grooming his skills at 130, Valdez acknowledged:

“There is still room to continue improving, but I definitely dream of that fight [with Berchelt]. I think I have a winning mentality in which the possibility of losing does not exist. I am very disciplined since there is not a day that I don't train at the gym giving a 100% effort. And I also have a great team led by Eddy Reynoso who knows how to make the best of me," Valdez said.

Valdez reviewed his last fight and believes that he certainly made mistakes in the ring.

"After analyzing the fight with Eddy, I realized that I needed to throw better combinations and be more aggressive, something that experts such as Juan Manuel Márquez, Julio César Chávez and Marco Antonio Barrera himself expressed," Valdez said.

“There are those who even thought that I had lost part of that spark, but this is a process in which we have been with Eddy Reynoso for two years and we are on the right track. What it is right now, is to be more aggressive without losing any defense. I must continue to improve. We are two great fighters [me and Berchelt] and when two boxers of these characteristics get in the ring, the technique is left out of the window and the natural instinct of a boxer is the one that predominates. But I am convinced that I must be smart and do the things that will allow me to win that fight.”

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Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 08-01-2020

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;20684588]I think Reynoso correctly identified the deficiencies in his last performance. There are things to work on and frankly, if it was me, I would wait on a Berchelt fight for just a little longer.[/QUOTE] I tend to agree with…

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 08-01-2020

I hope Valdez is ready,this is going to be a hellacious fight..Whew doggy..

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 08-01-2020

I think Reynoso correctly identified the deficiencies in his last performance. There are things to work on and frankly, if it was me, I would wait on a Berchelt fight for just a little longer.

Comment by Phill lynott on 08-01-2020

Yea! It's working great for you Valdez? After 2 years when all you needed was a bit of head movment and to pull back at angles insted of lifting your head up and dropping straight back. Seems you coulda learned…

Comment by Al Broker on 08-01-2020

I like Valdez now. He’s more composed defensively. The switch up in trainers was a gradual one for Valdez. But this Valdez is now a new timing counter puncher, different style than before. High guard up, let Berchelt work a…

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